Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series) | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
twistedpinebrewery.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our chili beer is made with five different kinds of fresh chili peppers. Rich pepper aroma greets you when the bottle is opened, followed by its satisfying beer taste and then subtle spiciness.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
255
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
21.76%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
48
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of Sammy
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The 5 chile peppers, laggerish. Lighter mouthfeel, lighter colour, and a little too carbonated. Still some pepper aroma and taste.Would be greater with food.Must try but one dimensional, a germ killer.Can pour onto food.Drink lots of water afterwards.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: no head to speak of on a cloudy straw colored body.

S: Chiles and Habanero.

T: Chile peppers and Habanero. light caramel malts make there way through as well. Actually fairly drinkable. About 4 alarms lower than the Ghost Face Killah.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. There is what appears to be wisps of oily sediment floating throughout the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, chile pepper, and pepper juice aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, chile pepper, and pepper juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of chile heat that lingers on the palate long after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with pretty solid chile aromas, but the taste has an earthy quality that reminds me of unwashed peppers.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i should start by saying this is not my favorite genre of beer. however, this is a well made pepper beer, as they go. 5 types of peppers are used here, and you can feel the heat. it pours an unassuming pale color with an average white head. the nose is chili hot, with some pale malt backing. the flavor is in my opinion overpoweringly hot, not as brutal as the ghostface, but its intese capsaicin right off the bat. fortunately it doesnt last that long in its most intense form, and mellows with the malts until the finish, where it leaves a powerful heat on the throat and lips. i know some people get off on these, but this just isnt for me. the mouthfeel would be fine if it werent for all that residual heat. overall a cool beer for those interested, but it was just too hot for me.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of metter98
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of various chili peppers are present in the nose. I'm assuming these are the blend of Anaheim, Fresno, Habanero Jalapeño, and Serrano chili peppers.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of the five varieties of chili peppers and has a strong dose of associated spiciness that persists and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The chili peppers lend some heat to the mouthfeel and burn your mouth.
O: This beer is very hot and spicy, but if you can handle very spicy food like atomic wings it is manageable. This reminds me a lot like the brewery's Ghost Face Killah, except that that beer has little drinkability whereas this isn't nearly as hot because it doesn't have the intense heat of the ghost face chiles.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle (I think it was 12 fl oz) served into a pilsner glass at me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half finger head of no cream, bad thickness, and abysmal retention. Colour is a clear yellow-copper.

Sm: Yellow chilies, like the ones in those plastic baggies you get at In N Out Burger, and pizza peppers. A mild strength aroma.

T: Muted chilies, with some spice on the finish. It's decently built, and pretty balanced for a chili beer. There's some slight layering going on, but all around it's pretty simple.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours. I'd die if it were coarse or dry. At least the mouthfeel provides some refreshment.

Dr: As my first chili beer, it's not bad. That said, it's too simple and boring. I do like the spice on the finish, however. Really only worth a try if you're a big fan of the style.

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Photo of brentk56
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a modest head that fades quickly to a ringlet; not much lace, either

Smell: Clearly the best part of the beer - the blend of the chilies comes through on the aroma; smoky and hot

Taste: Here is the downfall - this is a simple lager flavored with chilies; the chilies overhwelm the taste and there is nothing else to add complexity

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, almost watery, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Interesting concept that perhaps goes better with spicy food or, then again, perhaps not

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, orange color with a small, white head of foam. It left some thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chilies and peppers with a mild caramel aroma.

T - It tasted of mild chilie pepper bite with some caramel and bready malt. Not too hot.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice chilie beer. Not too hot and quite drinkable.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of nickfl
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden body. The foam settles out quickly and leaves very little lace.

S - Smooth, bready malt with a sharp note of jalapenos. Smells kind of like nacho cheese.

T - Lightly sweet malt up front with a little bit of herbal hop character. The chili pepper flavors come on strong in the middle with lots of roasted pepper flavor and some subtle spiciness. The beer finishes with dry, bre

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a medium yellow in color with significant amounts of active carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of chilies - specifically jalapeño and light amounts of the pickled jalapeño juice when they come out of the jar/can. There are some light notes of smokey chilies as well but you can tell there will be at least a little heat in this one.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of biscuit and cereal grain malts but that is quickly overtaken by the flavors of the chilies which basically overpower any other flavors from the beer. I can taste jalapeño as well as ancho chilies but I'm sure there are at least a couple of more in there - possibly chipotles. Overall the flavor is warm heat from the chilies but not anything crazy - you know there are chilies and it is spicy but it doesn't burn the mouth (disclaimer: I enjoy hot and spicy foods so this might be a touch hotter for folks not used to them).

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Definitely one of the better chili lagers that I have had - there are better chili beers available but they are almost always much more intensely flavored styles of beer that can more easily support the chilies. I didn't find this one too hot or too intense but not sure that I would want to have more than one of these in a session.

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Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of russpowell
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I believe this has been revived, but either way, here goes the review:

Pours an effervescent & hazed straw color with 1 finger of white head. Beer cleared nicely & possessed very good head retention & lacing

S: Smokeyness & ancho chilles

T: Rich smokey chilles up front. Chilles heat surfaces as this warms along with some honey malt notes. Finishes slightly sweet, a little hot & a little dry

MF: Creamy, medium bodied & perfect carbonation

Drank easy. This & Amicas chilles beer are the 2 best I've had. Would go great with Tex/Mex or BBQ

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Slatetank
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in the sampler crate pack, enjoyed chilled in a pils glass.
The color is golden hued with good clarity and fizzy soda-like come and go head. The carbonation rises rapidly. The smell is faintly peppery more earthy and vegetal than anything really but you get the sense there is some peppers involved by the smell. The feel is good with a nice balance of heat and carbonation with a mild hint of sweetness and very dry finish.

The taste is good, peppery and dry with a subtstantial heat in the pepper flavor with a very light grain flavor in the background almost chalky with a lightly vegetal pepper taste that lingers after the swallow. The drinkability is very good - nicely spiced and pretty nice when paired with food I wouldn't really want to try to have a session with Billy's Chillies though

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.66/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow what a beer....I don't think I have ever had a beer that was so interesting. The beer poured a nice clear golden color with white head that laced somewhat. The scent and taste was absolutely....PEPPER!!!! The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall I am not sure I could drink alot of this....but boy o boy its tasty.

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Photo of tdm168
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - yellow with no head

S - huge peppper aroma, jalapeno seems to come through the most, reminds me of kettle cooked jalapeno potato chips

T - cooked peppers, faint grains, some heat in the finish which is warming and no where near unbearable

M - light, smooth, spicy, well carbonated

This is a decent chili beer. It's a bit simple though. It has a great pepper flavor which I think could be utilized in a more flavorful beer to make something a bit more intriguing. I probably won't buy this again, but I did enjoy it for what it was this time around.

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Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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